Big Table Round Up | May 2021
This Roundup blog covers the highs and lows of animal welfare – from the hidden tragedy of the Suez Canal blockage and the lives of some 200,000 sentient animals caught up in the crisis, to the historic animal welfare news in the UK, with plans for key reforms announced by government, including legal recognition of animal sentience and a ban on live exports. Please catch up on the articles, blogs and extensive social media support for these stories and so much more.
- Factory farming must end if the world is to tackle climate change and meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
For millennia, farming has worked in harmony with nature. However, one human lifetime ago, things changed dramatically: farming became dominated by industrial agriculture….
- If Nature Could Speak
“If Mother Nature could speak, I believe she would weep.” Our own future and the health of all life on Earth depends on us making peace with nature….
Today, 22nd May, is International Biodiversity Day – an event dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of biodiversity loss. Around the world today, individuals, groups and organisations will be holding virtual events to shine a light on this important and urgent issue
Today is World Bee Day – a time to focus on the incredible and unique contribution these tiny insects make to keep our world healthy. Bees are among the hardest working creatures on the planet, benefiting people, plants and the environment
This week has been an historic moment for animal welfare in the UK with plans for key reforms announced by government, including legal recognition of animal sentience and a ban on live exports
14th May 2021
As the United Nations Food Systems Summit approaches in September this year, Peter Stevenson OBE, our Chief Policy Advisor, shares his thoughts on why factory farming so dominates animal agriculture.
29th April 2021
The focus of this year’s global Earth Day is on how we can restore our Earth.
Between 20th and 22nd April, people in 190 countries will be organising events and promoting ways we can help heal the damage we have caused to our planet.
22nd April 2021
You’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s just designer furniture, cereal, cotton, oil, gas and miscellaneous gifts like Rubik’s cubes, that have been caught up in the modern day, marine traffic jam in the Suez Canal.
31st March 2021
Twitter Take-over of the @FoodSystems UN Food Systems Summit account on 19th May 2021
Australia trade deal would betray the public, warns RSPCA
— Philip Lymbery (@philip_ciwf) May 19, 2021
Animals recognised as sentient beings in UK law are essential steps in banning live exports & dismantling #factoryfarming
— Philip Lymbery (@philip_ciwf) May 12, 2021
Exclusive: Animals to have their feelings protected by law in Queen's Speech'
New Government Bill will enshrine in law that animals are aware of their emotions
This is so important and can’t come a moment too soon@ciwf
— Philip Lymbery (@philip_ciwf) May 9, 2021
Geographical Association 2021 Conference
10th April 2021